New Chapman University journal looks to unite graduate students and programs

December 6, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

No matter what you study, Anastamos wants to hear what you have to say. And what is Anastamos? It’s Chapman University’s new interdisciplinary, graduate student journal, which is now seeking submissions for its inaugural issue planned this spring. Alison Williams (MA English/MFA Creative Writing ’18), editor in chief, has been with Anastamos since the beginning,

$15M+ gift establishes Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University

December 5, 2016 by | Campus Life

Chapman University established today the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at the University. The Smith Institute is named in honor of Adam Smith (1723-1790), the moral philosopher who is widely known for authoring two great works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations, and Chapman’s 2002 Nobel laureate in economic

Chapman loses a friend: the passing of Larry Dodge

December 2, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University is saddened to announce the death of Lawrence Dodge, businessman, philanthropist, member of the Chapman President’s Cabinet and friend of the University, who passed away on December 1, 2016. A fervent believer in the importance of the arts and arts education, Larry Dodge was instrumental in the development of the Lawrence and Kristina

Campus kicks off annual food drive for nearby Mary’s Kitchen

December 2, 2016 by | Campus Life

Have you noticed the big glittery gold boxes around campus? Those are the drop-off containers for Chapman University’s annual food drive for Mary’s Kitchen, a local nonprofit that provides food and services to the homeless and hungry in our community. Last year this beloved tradition, sponsored by Human Resources, resulted in a cargo van packed

Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

December 1, 2016 by | Science and Health

In a paper just published by researchers at Chapman University, findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older. “Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being,” says Julia Boehm, Ph.D., and lead author on the study, “however, less well understood

Kick off the holiday season with merry music events at Musco Center

November 23, 2016 by Mary Platt | Arts and Culture

As winter comes to Southern California and the weather turns very slightly colder — some days, at least! — folks’ thoughts turn to visions of gingerbread and hot chocolate, music and lights. If you’re a winter holiday fan (and, really, who isn’t?), Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts has some merry musical events that

‘Intimate Apparel’ by Lynn Nottage opens Dec. 1 in Waltmar Theatre African-American experience in 1905 New York still resonates in 21st century

November 22, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

The smoothness of the finest white satin. The warm black skin of her husband. A stash of savings sewn into a hem. These are some of the things that Esther, an African-American seamstress filled with longing in playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, can feel under her fingertips but is not meant to keep for her

Character Reference 'It’s character that makes people binge,' crime novelist Michael Connelly tells Chapman students

November 21, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

For Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch series of novels, writing always comes back to one thing — character. “What’s most important in a novel, and I think what’s most important in serialized television, is character. I don’t think people are coming in for the forensics and things like that. They want to ride